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About Unvarnished

Unvarnished is the personal blog of Travis F. Smith. And that, dear visitor, is the last third person reference you will find on this highly personal site.

Here I share the places I go, the visions I see, the things I do -- and a glimpse of the thoughts I think as I go and see and do.

About This Site

I've been keeping this blog since 1998, and I've been keeping journals and photographs since I was wee and precocious. There are thousands of entries, and I hope you'll dive in and enjoy.

The site is run in Expression Engine now, and used to be in Movable Type until the spam and rebuilding got too bad. Before that, I used a self-made Filemaker -> AppleScript -> Perl -> HTML thing. I've written a large amount of custom code to make everything flow nicely.

And yes, it is supposed to scroll way to the right like that. This is the only blog I know of that's designed to be completely horizontal. There may be others. Perhaps you know of one and will whisper it to me.

Update Nov 2005: I've now been told of two others. So I'm the third. That's good, that takes some of the pressure off.

Travis F. Smith's Bio

Looking for a bio? Check here.

Mug shots and other photos are also available.

Travis F. Smith's Resume

I updated my resume in April 2004.

I'm sure you can display the HTML version.

It's easy to e-mail and scan the text version.

Recruiters seem to like the Word 2000 version.

More Resume Options

The Word and text versions together are handily downloadable as a zipped document or a Mac disk image (dmg).

The PDF version (Adobe Acrobat format) will print out just right no matter what system you use -- on 8.5" x 11" paper, that is.

An RTF version is a last resort -- if you need it, here it is.


Contact me.


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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You can scroll right easily by holding down the SHIFT key and using your scroll wheel. (Firefox users trying this will end up jumping to old Web pages until a) Firefox releases a fix, b) they change their settings like so.)